Transportation wasn’t actually as bad as some expected: due to the torpid economy transit volumes in general have decreased, and the majority of truck and rail operators already work in comparative isolation.
Kesla has relocated its spare parts storage in Southern Finland to Maantec Oy's premises in Kauklahti, Espoo. At the moment there are approximately 2000 items available for timber and City cranes directly in Kauklahti.
US and Canadian softwood lumber demand remained high this week, but stocking wholesalers and resellers struggled with issues around the need to quarantine and keep social distance for their staff.
In light of communication from the UK Government regarding the coronavirus (Covid-19), Nobia has decided to temporarily close all of its Magnet kitchen stores in the UK.
U.S. packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in February 2020 increased 2% compared to February 2019. They were down 1% when compared to the same two months of 2019.
Slovenia's roundwood purchased from private owners in January 2020 was worth Euro 6.8 million, which was almost twice as much as in the previous month and about 22% more than in January 2019.
About 28 million m3 was unloaded at the country’s ports last year.
VDMA expects 5% decrease of real production in 2020 amid virus outbreak.
According to Germany's Mechanical Engineering Industry Association, weak industrial production worldwide and growing protectionism have left their mark on the export balance of mechanical engineering companies from Germany.
Smurfit Kappa to expand its paper sack business in the Americas in a $36 million investment. As part of the investment, a new cutting-edge Windmöller production line that will increase the company’s sack production by 100 million additional units per year will begin operating in 2021 in Palmira, Colombia.
Universal Supply, a division of leading national building products distributor US LBM, has opened a new location in Newington, Connecticut.
Slovenia's roundwood purchased from private owners in December 2019 was worth Euro 3.4 million, which was about 3% more than in the previous month and about 25% less than in December 2018.
The warehouse will help satisfy increased demand resulting from five new Dieffenbacher plants commissioned in Thailand since March 2017.
Uniboard, the North American leader in the design and manufacture of decorative composite wood panels (TFL), appoints Mercury Wood Products as a distributor of its TFL line in addition to its MDF and particleboard products for the Ontario region in Canada.
Delivery prices on roundwood have increased two years in a row. The increase of 2019 was however less than the year before. The first half of 2019 had increasing prices which later turned downward during the second half of the year.
Cellwood Machinery announces a new member to the Cellwood-family. Nitto Shokai will take over as representatives on the Japanese market for all three world-known brands as Krima, Grubbens, and Algas. The agreement was settled in Cellwood's headquarter in Nässjö, Sweden.
As the Softwood Lumber Dispute V file winds it’s way through the usual US domestic as well as international trade court tribunals, a preliminary ruling from the US Commerce Dept brings a sharp reduction in the duty rates paid on Canadian softwood lumber entering the US.
This has led to increased competitiveness of sawmills in Central and Northern Europe.
Сanada's lumber production decreased 9.4% from October to 4 716.9 thousand cubic metres in November 2019. Production was 11.2% lower than in November 2018.
Kesla signed in the beginning of 2016 a contract with AGCo International GmbH concerning the distribution of KESLA tractor attachments. Since signing the contract, the cooperation has began in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Latvia. Now the cooperation widens further to Belgium.